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Earthquake damage in the Azores and the U.S. response

United States. Congress. House. Study Mission to the Azores, Portugal.

Earthquake damage in the Azores and the U.S. response

report of a StudyMission to the Azores, Portugal, January 4-7, 1980, to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives.

by United States. Congress. House. Study Mission to the Azores, Portugal.

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Azores.
    • Subjects:
    • Disaster relief -- Azores.,
    • Earthquakes -- Azores.,
    • Economic assistance, American -- Azores.

    • Edition Notes

      At head of title: 96th Congress, 2d session. Committee print.

      ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV555.A96 U54 1980
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 6 p. ;
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4236783M
      LC Control Number80601204

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